Certified by Barreworks

Success Stories

The Barreworks training methodology is the most comprehensive of its kind and has the power to transform your life. Want a second opinion? Look no further.


Barrework’s amazing certification program has truly changed the way I approach training my clients. I have never had such a hands on comprehensive teaching style that enables me to really advance as a trainer. I highly recommend this certification for all levels and believe you will walk out of it more knowledgable and confident as a trainer. 

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I had such a great time this weekend at the Certified by Barreworks instructor training program. The positive vibe of Barreworks continues to amaze me. It’s absolutely contagious. I learned more in three days than I ever imagined I would. Leni and Paulina were tremendous instructors.

Christine Sharpe

Founder, Cbarre Studio


I took the certification program so I could bring barre to my personal wellness community, in the west end of Toronto. I focus on providing men and women with the tools they need to nourish their bodies and train smart for optimal health. Barre is part of our training together and the community loves it! I have benefited from the Certified by Barreworks program tremendously and it has brought a lot of value to my [clients].

Nathania Harrison

Founder, Saor Studio

Abby Robson

Barreworks has put a lot of thought, knowledge and experience into developing Barre Certified by Barreworks. It covered a lot of information and gave me a greater insight into preparing a workout that is safe for the body – not to mention fun!

It was more than learning about putting together a Barre workout. The instructors guided participants through how to voice a class, with projection and clear direction, how to exercise the body in the right order, and choosing music at the appropriate tempo. All this gave me the confidence to implement new techniques.

I didn’t just learn “how” to teach and put together a sound fitness/Barre class but more importantly “why”. The instructors provided fantastic individual feedback during the course and following assessments, which was a huge benefit. I am now an instructor for Barreworks and am absolutely loving my new fitness journey.

Abby Robson

Barre instructor

Carly Ovara, MScPT, BA

As a former National level athlete, I am always looking for new, fun, and kick-butt workouts that will help maintain my health and fitness. Barreworks…changed not only my life, but the life of the clients I work with as a Physiotherapist, too. I say this because I am always looking for a safe, effective, and fun workout for my clients to participate in as part of their rehabilitation program and to integrate them back into a fitness routine. The instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and caring. They provide numerous variations and modifications, which make it a safe environment for individuals of all ages, fitness levels, and injury types. In addition, the variety of classes and exercises performed in each class are extremely effective and well balanced, as they target every muscle group in the body. Lastly, there is no denying that the classes are incredibly fun!

I have seen various clients of mine suffer from injuries associated with poor posture and biomechanics of the lower extremities. Within a few weeks of participating in the Barreworks exercise system, I have seen dramatic improvements in both their posture and global biomechanics. Ultimately, these changes are alleviating numerous conditions such as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Rotator Cuff injuries, neck and back pain, Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome, and Plantar Fasciitis, just to name a few. Also, aside from the physical benefits, clients have reported improvements in their energy levels and general mental health.

Carly Orava, MScPT, BA

Registered Physiotherapist

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As a dance teacher I am always looking for new ways to deliver my classes and to keep the warm up section innovative, creative and interesting with a lot of variety. The Barreworks certification course has really given me new tools and skills to work with and to think about when using their exercises in a dance class. I found the course interesting, informative and very hands on, which I loved. The trainers were very professional, knowledgeable and approachable which made the learning environment very welcoming. I think one of the approaches I loved the most was that all of their exercise are based on everyday functional movement and therefore is beneficial to everyone in their everyday activities and general way of life. I would highly recommend the Barre Certified by Barreworks course.

Celestine Eagle

Dance Program Developer, Centennial College


This course was an amazing addition and complement to my kinesiology degree. I feel that I have extended my prior knowledge and understanding of functional movement and how to create a balanced mind + body. The instructors were very motivational and inspiring!

Becky Tyler

2015 Synchronized Figure Skating World Champion


I loved learning “why” we do what we do at Barreworks and how it translates to life! I found the 3-day course to be engaging and informative – it was a really fun weekend with very knowledgeable instructors. I became more confident in my abilities to teach barre.

Dr. Chris Oswald

In my 26 years of experience as a Doctor and exercise enthusiast, I have never seen any exercise class or program like Barreworks. The Barreworks team has finally built a system that is the perfect blend of cardiovascular, strength, core, flexibility, intensity, agility and balance.

In every workout, the entire body is specifically targeted to enhance the biomechanics of the kinetic chain from top to bottom. The exercises are current and follow scientific principles that maximize the exercise and significantly minimize the risk of injury.

I refer even the most challenging patients to Barreworks that simply couldn’t stabilize in the spine and continued to have chronic recurrent upper back, lower back and neck tension and we have seen excellent results. I have seen a dramatic improvement in my wife’s mid-back and neck pain… as well as her overall wellbeing… I too have made Barreworks part of my regular weekly exercise routine and feel stronger and more energized…at age 50.

I strongly endorse this program.

Dr. Chris Oswald

President, Centre for Fitness, Health & Performance; CEO of Musclecare

Catherine Henry

Barre Certified by Barreworks is a very thoughtful and thorough course. It is a great program for anyone interested in deepening their fitness practice, especially when it comes to learning dynamics, theories and methods to create safe and effective workouts!

Catherine Henry

Digital Marketing Manager

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